Articles for Mediators

APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals

APFM: The Dream, Progress to Date, and New Goals

By Virginia Colin | APFM was created with almost impossible dreams. How much progress have we made? What great things might we do in the future? The President of APFM reports that we have built a strong foundation.

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The Creative Solution

By Chip Rose | How a mediation proceeds and how it ends depend on how it begins. Beginning with macro questions the clients can say yes to gets them off to a good start.

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A Letter from your 2018 APFM President

By Virginia Colin | APFM is becoming the go-to resource for family mediators in need of training, mentoring, and support, and the go-to resource for families in need of professional family mediation services. Join us!

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The Scope of Family Mediation

The Scope of Family Mediation

By Georgia Daniels | From childhood through marriage, maybe divorce, elder care decisions, and probate, mediation can help families prevent or resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively.

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QUESTIONS

QUESTIONS

By Michael Lang | As a mediator, what questions are best to ask? How do you know when it is the right time to ask one? Reflective practice …

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Standards — Self-Determination

By Steve Erickson | We need a way to assess skills and provide credentials for family mediators who are client-centered, non-coercive, and respectful of self-determination. Other approaches masquerading as mediation are confusing the public.

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You may have interest in prior editions of APFM’s newsletter, The Professional Family Mediator.

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